The Heroine S Journey

Author : Maureen Murdock
ISBN : 9780834828346
Genre : Psychology
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This book describes contemporary woman's search for wholeness in a society in which she has been defined according to masculine values. Drawing upon cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols and goddesses, and the dreams of contemporary women, Murdock illustrates the need for—and the reality of—feminine values in Western culture today.
Category: Psychology

Buffy And The Heroine S Journey

Author : Valerie Estelle Frankel
ISBN : 9780786489435
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 75.4 MB
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"Television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer represents the heroine's journey. This study explores how Buffy blends 1990s girl power and the path of the warrior woman with mythic traditions. It chronicles her descent into death and subsequent return. Buffy experiences the classic heroine's quest, ascending to protector and queen in this timeless metaphor for growing into adulthood"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Performing Arts

From Girl To Goddess

Author : Valerie Estelle Frankel
ISBN : 0786457899
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.86 MB
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Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell's theory of the hero's journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood, battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Scotland and Africa reveal heroines who battle for safety and identity, thereby upsetting popular notions of the passive, gentle heroine. Only after she has defeated her dark side and reintegrated can the heroine become the bestower of wisdom, the protecting queen and arch-crone.
Category: Social Science

The Heroine S Journey Workbook

Author : Maureen Murdock
ISBN : 1570622558
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 62.31 MB
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The Heroine's Journey is a woman's mythic quest to heal the deep wounding of her feminine nature on a personal, cultural, and spiritual level. She undertakes this spiritual and psychological journey to become whole, integrating all parts of her nature. Sometimes the journey is conscious, but in many cases it is not. This workbook is designed to guide the reader consciously through the different stages of the Heroine's Journey. Based on workshops conducted by the author with women of all ages, it can be used individually or in a group. The reader will explore each stage of the journey and look at the myths and fairy tales that shed light on these archetypal experiences: Separation from the Feminine, in which a woman searches for an identity in a masculine-defined culture. The Road of Trials, in which she challenges the myths of female inferiority, dependency, and romantic love. Spiritual Aridity, a feeling of having lost herself in her struggle for achievement. Initiation and Descent, a period of drawing inward and looking for the lost pieces of herself. Urgent yearning to reconnect with the Feminine and heal the Mother-Daughter Split. Integrating and healing the wounded parts of her inner Masculine. The Sacred Marriage, which occurs as she learns to integrate and balance all aspects of herself. The chapters include questions for reflection as well as exercises in guided imagery, writing, art, and dreamwork to bring clarity and understanding to the quest. Finally, the skills learned on this archetypal journey prepare a woman to work toward the larger quest of bringing consciousness to others and preserving the balance of life on earth.
Category: Self-Help

Xena And The Heroine S Journey

Author : Valerie Estelle Frankel
ISBN : 1541394194
Genre :
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Heroines have existed since the earliest prehistoric myths, questing to become the all-powerful mother goddess in an epic that has them descend to hell and pit themselves against tyrants and vicious matriarchs. Nonetheless, the nineties TV show Xena: Warrior Princess was one of the first to face this journey onscreen. In it, heroic Xena and her companion Gabrielle battle their dark sides over and over, growing into legends through their struggle. Xena and the Heroine's Journey explores the symbolism of the costumes, the talismans, the emotional struggles, the allegories of the musical episode. It lays out the journey step by step as Xena and Gabrielle face enemies that reflect their own submerged shadow sides, then plunge into true death through crucifixion and sacrifice. Along the way they battle their evil daughter-selves and thus reconcile with their dark sides, discovering the balance that makes a hero, whatever her gender.

The Heroine S Journey

Author : Zou Ying
ISBN : OCLC:665198334
Genre :
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This dissertation examines the evolution of the caizi-jiaren mode, and ideas about the self, gender, and ethics exhibited in it. My investigation will cover a broad range of texts spanning from the ninth century through the eighteenth century--from Tang chuanqi tales, through Ming-Qing drama, fiction, and tanci--aiming to show how the conventions of romance address cultural and ideological changes, and participate in broader social discourses. I argue that the heroine's quest for love and self is always part of a larger cultural project, fostered by a questioning and new awareness of the place of the individual within the social matrix. I read these romances in the light of the more dynamic modes of gender and desire, with a focus on the working of desire as a dialogue with moral systems and public power, and gender's relation to cultural expression.

The Heroine S Journey

Author : Heather Jarden
ISBN : OCLC:908133024
Genre : Major arcana (Tarot)
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"A Jungian-influenced exploration of the Tarot's Major Arcana"--Back Cover.
Category: Major arcana (Tarot)

The Book Of She

Author : Sara Avant Stover
ISBN : 9781608682904
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31.50 MB
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Women face many challenging transitions on the pilgrimage from girlhood through womanhood: menses, love and heartbreak, motherhood, menopause. Devoid of a central narrative, these rites of passage too often happen in shame and secrecy, leaving women doubting their personal power and self-worth. Bestselling author and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman®, Sara Avant Stover saw how women erroneously viewed these initiations as “curses” and sought to present a new model that reflected the power and wisdom unique to the feminine path. The Book of SHE celebrates all that it means to be a woman, from mythological underpinnings to the cycles of our day-to-day lives. Drawing on archetypes including Mary Magdalene, the Dark Goddess, and Green Tara, Stover will guide you on a journey home to psychological wholeness, personal empowerment, and, ultimately, full feminine spiritual Awakening. Brimming with mystery and magic, this provocative book makes ancient wisdom and healing practices accessible to every woman who is ready to revel in her full femininity — the dark and the light — through joyfully becoming the heroine of her own life.
Category: Social Science